1468 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4J 1N4

Tel: 416-489-1228 Fax: 416-429-3991

E-mail: mail@khdavis.com

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" Finally, a structural engineering firm that specializes in houses and small buildings..."

Need a structural engineer to help with your renovation or addition? We are here to help.

K H Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd are specialists in the design and construction of houses and small buildings throughout the GTA. We work for homeowners ( yes, do-it yourselfers are welcome ! ), contractors, architects, realtors and property managers. In fact, we probably do more site consultations and design project for homeowners than any other structural firm in Toronto. We have done over 3000 residential projects since we started in 1999.

Watch for us on popular home improvement shows, such as Leave it to Bryan, Disaster DIY, and Income Property.

Most projects are for older buildings of varying construction. We have seen it all, so don't be shy about calling us to discuss your project.

"...When you call our firm, you will speak to someone that is interested in your small project..."

If you are thinking about removing load-bearing walls, adding a third storey addition, or lowering a basement, we can provide you with a Site Consultation and then prepare the building permit drawings that you may need for your project.

Many of our clients have a specific problem with their home, such as sloping floors or cracked walls, and they need solid, professional advice on how to move forward.

"...every Contractor that we spoke to had a different opinion, so we went to DAVIS for advice..."

We are experts at solving problems with houses, both old and new. Our staff are qualified to provide all required design services for buildings which fall under Part 4 (Structural Design) and Part 9 (Houses and Small Buildings) of the Ontario Building Code; people come to us for help when they need a structural engineer on a house project or when their project has run into difficulties.

But we do more that structural...we design renovations too...

"...our Architectural Technolgists can design your renovation from start to finish...and bring your ideas to reality..."

We are often referred by Home Inspectors and other Structural Firms that don't have specialty knowledge of houses.

We are licensed by the Professional Engineers of Ontario and we carry $1.0M of errors and omissions insurance to protect our clients. Please feel free to call us to discuss your project.

Our sister company, KH Davis Construction Ltd, provides Project Management & Contracting services for some of our clients. We usually limit our work to the construction of the structural part of your project and bring in specialty finishing sub-trades to do the rest. Feel free to ask us about building your project.

(This site was last updated May 26, 20013)

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Comprehensive Structural Engineering Design and Inspection
  • Site Visits to report on perceived problems (pre-purchase structural inspections available)
  • Design of Custom Homes, both new construction and renovations.(Our Architectural Technologists can Design your Renovation, Addition, or New Home entirely.)
    (Click Here for much more on Residential Design Services )

We have extensive knowledge of Residential Housing and Small Building Design - frankly, we have done it all when it comes to wood framed houses, and this specialty knowledge gives us an advantage over larger structural consulting firms that do not regularly provide design services for wood frame houses.

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RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING & DESIGN INCLUDES:
  • Structural Engineering Services for Architects ("Mark-up" Service) - we will supplement architectural drawings with structural information, and then CO-stamp the Architectural drawings for Structural Engineering content.
  • Comprehensive Design Services for Residential Contractors and Homeowners- we will provide structural design and building design services for renovations, additions, and new homes. Often, the General Contractor is also the Owner. We can take care of all design, drafting, and city approvals, including C. of A. applicaitons and Building Permit Applications.
  • Design for Green Roofs, Review of roof structures for Solar Panel Installation, Desgin using Specialty Products such as Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF).

We can also provide a "BCIN review" service for your project in case you are a designer and you are not registered and insured to take responsibility for the overall design of the home.

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Our firm also provides desing services for larger projects, however most of our work is focused on Houses and Small Buildings.

INDUSTRIAL / COMMERCIAL
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING INCLUDES:

  • Structural Engineering Services for Mechanical Consultants & Mechanical Contractors - Davis Consulting regularly works for Mechanical Consultants or Contractors involved in work which requires new equipment supports. These supports are often on the roof of a large industrial or commercial building, and detailed analysis of various building components needs to be carried out to ensure that the proposed equipment can be safely supported.
  • Structural Inspection / Structural Building Audits - These projects are often carried out when a Home Inspector refers us to a Client, or, when a Real Estate Agent refers us as part of a Real-estate Transaction. This work usually involves a site visit and a structural inspection report which identifies any observed structural deficiencies. We have worked on Due Diligence Studies for very large property owners across Canada.

Recent Projects Include:

  • ESRI Canada - Scott Torrance Landscape Architects - Structural Engineers responsible for the evaluation and structural design work needed to install a new green roof on top of an existing 9 storey building. Construction completed May 2009.
  • Designers of New Glass Blowing Studio - 60 Clarkson - Structural Consultant for owner of new 2 storey concrete glass blowing design studio. Design completed September 2009
  • Church Conversion to Housing Co-op - Structural Consultant to Ellen Allen Architect on the conversion of a community church into an affordable housing complex. Project construction starting as of September 2009.

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INSTITUTIONAL PROJECTS INCLUDE:
  • Green Roofs, Police Stations, Community Centres, Churches, and Public Spaces: Davis regularly undertakes larger structural design projects where Davis acts as the structural consultant on larger, multidisciplinary projects. Recent projects include:
  • West Toronto Railpath - Structural Engineers responsible for the rehabilitation design of 2 railway bridges, design of new stairway access structures, bikeway ramps, and statue supports.
  • Bible Way Church of Jesus Christ - Structural Consultant for Axiis Architects Inc. - Structural Engineers for a very unique structural steel/wood church on Lawrence Avenue in Toronto.
  • Redwood Women's Shelter - City of Toronto - RHL Architects - Structural Consultant for the expansion of the Redwood Women's Shelter.
  • Davenport Lash-Miller Garden - Parking Garage analysis and feasibility study for a multi-million dollar rooftop garden project at the University of Toronto. Project requires reinforced concrete strengthening due to addition of 28,000 square foot landscape garden on an existing parking garage/pedestrian area at the University.
  • OPP Midland Police Headquarters - Structural Consultant for a new 10,000 square foot police station in Midland - Richard Ziegler, Architect.
  • Humber Arboretum Expansion - Humber College - Allen Kani Associates. Structural Consultant to AKA for the design of an expansion to the College's Arboretum. Project includes a rooftop garden and design with Ecologically friendly building materials.

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OUR PRINCIPAL

Ken Davis, P. Eng., Consulting Structural Engineer, President

As a Consulting Structural Engineer (Principal) Mr. Davis supervises his full time saff of 4 and brings over 21 years of experience dealing with a wide range of small and large structural engineering projects. Mr. Davis regularly carries out site reviews, even for small project, and he is ultimately responsible to our Clients for all structural engineering design carried out by the firm.

ken@khdavis.com

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LOCATION OF OUR OFFICE

K. H. Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd and KH Davis Construction Ltd operate from their offices located at 1468 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Please note that many residential design projects can be carried out "site unseen" when design drawings are provided to us by a designer or architect. We regularly undertake structural design projects which are more than 1000km remote from our office since engineers do not always need to visit a site in order to design the structure of a building. Most residential projects are inspected by local municipal building inspectors and for this reason, we often do not have to attend a site firsthand during construction.

Our office utilizes industry standard CAD software such as AutoCAD and SoftPlan.

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COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

Davis Consulting is committed to providing quick turnaround and highly practical and cost-effective solutions to all of your engineering & design requirements.

We are regularly commended on our customer service and our relaxed approach to dealing with difficult technical matters, even on small projects. We are ready to answer your technical questions and assist you and your contractor in understanding the design that we provide. We will support you at all stages of your construction project.

We work closely with the design-build industry; we understand the need for speed...especially during construction which must keep moving ahead at all times to avoid costly delays. Our reputation depends upon keeping your project moving forward without delays.

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OUR GUARANTEE

All of our projects are directly supervised by Mr. Ken Davis, a licensed Professional Engineer and a Designated Consulting Engineer. We are committed to a "lifetime of learning" and to keeping abreast of changes in our field, through membership in local, national, and international professional associations.

We insure all projects against any unforeseen errors or omissions. The firm carries $1,000,000 of errors and omissions insurance to protect our Clients.

Although our Professional Engineers stamp supersedes the need for a BCIN number, K. H. Davis is Bill 124 compliant for Small Buildings and Legal Process.

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